Dr. Melissa Jenkins, a recent alumna of the UNC Clinical Psychology Program, was awarded the 2014 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in Social Sciences for her dissertation entitled, “Clinical Decision-Making and Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.” Her dissertation was selected as the best compared to dissertations across several departments at UNC.
Daniel Peterson, a recent graduate of the cognitive program, won the 2013 APA Division 3 New Investigator award for an article published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
A study, jointly published by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Distinguished Professor, and alumna, Dr. Bethany Kok, was recently the focus of an article in The Economist. “Think Yourself Well,” discusses how positive emotions are linked to physical health. Fellow Tarheel contributors to the study include Professor Sara Algoe, Kimberly Coffey, Lahnna Catalino, and Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk.
Li Cai is the recipient of the Anne Anastasi Award for distinguished early-career contributions. Li worked with Professors MacCallum and Thissen and completed his Ph.D. in the Psychometric Lab in 2009. Li is currently an Assistant Professor at UCLA.